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Summer Camp

Every summer promises to be a fun-filled experience! Summer camp will run for eight weeks beginning on Monday, June 17th through Friday, August 9th.

Download the 2019 Summer Camp Brochure and Registration Forms . The Field Trip calendar will be available in mid-April. When completing the registration forms electronically, please save them to your computer prior to entering the information.

Monday, March 4th is the first day of mail-in registration. Registration will be taken by mail only beginning on March 4th through May 3rd.

For questions regarding summer camp, please contact Director of Elementary Programs Natalie Duarte. If you would like a hard copy of the brochure or registration forms, please visit our main offices at 1724 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda.

We also offer a summer camp for teens! Girls enCourage is a two-week adventure sports and confidence boosting camp for girls entering 6th and 7th grades. For more information, download the Girls enCourage flyer. For questions about Girls enCourage, contact Director of Teen Programs Maria Tijerino or Lindsay Hopkins.

Girls Elementary Program

2018-19 School Year Registration
Registration for the 2018-19 school year will be held at our main offices located at 1724 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis whether your daughter attended during the last school year or summer camp. It is recommended that families register on the first date available.

School year registration is by appointment only. Please contact Natalie Duarte, Director of Elementary Programs, to make an appointment or with further questions. Please note that some of the schools where we offer pick-up transportation are full or may have limited availability.

Download the Printable Registration Forms and Fee Table and Payment Plan. For more information regarding registration, check out our FAQ Sheet.

Teen Program 2018-2019

Eureka!
Eureka! is a national, five-year program created by Girls Inc. to encourage girls to explore career paths in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Enrollment into the program is open every other year to rising eighth and ninth grade girls. The program consists of four weeks of intensive programming during the summer (years 1-5) and additional sessions throughout the school year.

The deadline for applying is March 4th, 2019 with interviews starting on March 11th. If there is still space in the program, the deadline will be extended to April 8th with interviews starting on April 15th. To learn more, download the Eureka! Program brochure.

For more information, please contact Director of Teen Programs, Maria Tijerino.

Passport to Success
Girls in grades 6-12 can sign up for their very own Passport to Success! Passport to Success is a FREE resource series that takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00-5:30 p.m. at Girls Inc. of the Island City. The series empowers girls by enabling them to learn new information, acquire and develop skills, build self-confidence, and have fun. The series is comprised of six workshops that promote college readiness, self-sufficiency, leadership, personal safety, and positive decision making. For more information, download the Passport to Success pamphlet and registration forms.

Please contact Director of Teen Programs, Maria Tijerino with any questions.

Alameda Island Kids

Alameda Island Kids logoAlameda Island Kids is a service provided by Girls Incorporated of the Island City since 1981. We provide state licensed, on-site child care specially designed to care for boys and girls in kindergarten through 5th grade at five elementary schools in Alameda. Currently the service is offered at Bay Farm, Earhart, Edison, Franklin, and Otis Elementary Schools. At each school site, we maintain safe, quality centers while adhering to the required school-age ratio of 14 children to 1 adult. We have early pick-up for children in all grades, K-5th, on days with AUSD early release times, including during the first three weeks of the school year. For more information, visit our Alameda Island Kids page.

Enrollment for 2019-2020
In-person enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year will begin on April 15, 2019. Packets will be available at all Alameda Island Kids school sites during the enrollment period. For more information, download the 2019-2020 Enrollment Schedule. For your convenience, you may also download the AIK Enrollment Packet.

Enrollment for 2018-2019
Please call the individual site directors for enrollment status and availability. For your convenience, you may download the 2018-2019 AIK Enrollment Packet. Once you have downloaded and saved the packet, enter the information on all six forms, save the file, print the forms, sign where needed, and bring the entire packet to in-person enrollment. A $50 per child, nonrefundable enrollment fee is due at the time of enrollment. Hard copy packets will be available during the enrollment times.

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Women Who Dare

Thanks to the generous and enthusiastic support of our sponsors, attendees, donors, and volunteers, we had an incredibly empowering and inspirational 20th Anniversary Women Who Dare Gala at the beautiful Oakland Scottish Rite Center on February 9th, 2019.

Congratulations to the exceptional girls and women who thoroughly impressed and inspired us with their amazing presentations and speeches. They truly exemplify strong, smart, and bold!

Women Who Dare Awardees: Dolores Huerta, Supervisor Wilma Chan, Dorie Guess Behrstock, Eman Khatri, Cherri N. Allison Esq., Jill Barcelona, and Joan Barcelona.

Best Foot Forward Girls: Jayla Anderson, Carmen Baker, Zola Baker, Preston Chilcott, Wren Chilcott, Abigail Cook, Cleo Friedman, Bella Lama, Ariana Marshall, Laura Marston, Jillian Rose Metzger, Emiko Takemoto, and Megumi Takemoto.

View more details and photos of the event.

Join our Alumnae Association

Calling all Girls Inc. of the Island City, previously known as Girls Club, ALUMNAE!

Join our Alumnae Association

We are seeking YOU, the strong, smart, and bold women who were inspired and empowered by your Girls Inc./Girls Club experience! Please join other alumnae and share your thoughts about what you want and need from an engaging ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION.

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